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On 1975 Armando Villamor, WA4QVH, (ex-K2ZZH) participated in the evacuation of Saigon, South Vietnam, as RADIO OFFICER on the USNS GREENVILLE VICTORY (T-AK 237).. Also holds Amateur License from Belize, Central America, V31AV and FCC Commercial 1st Class Radiotelegraph licence with Ship Radar Endorsement and six month service Endorsement.

In 1975 six crewmembers from the USNS GREENVILLE VICTORY joined A MARINE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT UNIT to recapture the SS MAYAGUEZ previously boarded and captured by the Khmer Rouge in international waters off the Cambodian coast. Armando Villamor served as the Radio Officer on USNS GREENVILLE VICTORY in that operation. After the fall of Saigon USNS GREENVILLE VICTORY repatriated approximately 6,000 Vietnamese refugees to the Philippines

For more info visit: http://www.usmm.org/mayaguez.html

Vietnam Timeline: http://www.history.navy.mil/seairland/chap5.htm\



Born in British Honduras (Now BELIZE, an independent country) worked as a Telegraph Operator in Corozal and Belize during WW II, emigrated to USA in 1950, worked as Radio Officer with the Military Sealift Command, Atlantic (Department of the Navy) for 28 years, retired in Miami, FL in 1986.





e.mail: armandovillamor81@yahoo.co 


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